It's a tale as old as time. Boy sees photo of beautiful NFL cheerleader. Boy asks for date over Twitter. Tweet goes viral. Cheerleader says yes. The date is on.
That's what happened to Texas high school senior Mike Ramirez. The varsity football player, 17, asked Caitlyn Beth, a cheerleader with the Houston Texans, to join him for an evening of fun, dancing and invoking the bitter jealousy of his teammates.
Ramirez told ABC-13 that he came up with the idea while sitting in English class. He wrote Beth on Twitter asking if she'd go to the prom with him if his message was retweeted 10,000 times.
It was. And then some. Beth told ABC-13 that she was happy to say yes. "I thought it was the sweetest thing ever and I immediately said yes, and I confirmed with my coach and the Texans and it took off from there."
Ramirez said that initially his friends and teammates didn't give him much of a chance (haters gonna hate). And now they see that he has, some are trying to copy his idea, messaging other Texans cheerleaders for dates.
So far, none of the others has succeeded, ABC-13 reports. However, there is still time. The prom isn't until May.
This isn't the first time an average kid has successfully lobbied a celebrity for a date. Last year, high school student Jake Davidson asked Sports Illustrated bombshell Kate Upton to go the prom with him. She initially said yes, but then had to back out due to a schedule conflict. But don't cry for him. Nina Agdal, another SI swimsuit model, went in her place.
In 2011, Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake each attended a Marine Corps Ball after being asked online.
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